2020 Tiltshift Mini

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White Tea
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Flavors
Floral, Honey, Melon, Vegetal
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Edit tea info Last updated by Roswell Strange
Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 5 oz / 140 ml

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  • “Revisiting this one to see if it was as good as I remembered since I just ordered the 2021 Tiltshift over Black Friday Weekend (yay free shipping!). I never managed to pick up another cake or more...” Read full tasting note
  • “2nd white tea I’ve tried. Pleasantly clean and mellow, slightly sweet. I’m not well versed enough to identify particular notes, which all seem to be pretty subtle, other than something honeydew...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Drank this one Grandpa earlier this week! I’ve been gravitating a lot towards more dewy/creamy white teas as a late, not sure why. So delicate and soft with notes of fresh cucumber, honeysuckle,...” Read full tasting note

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Our 2020 Tiltshift is an extremely bud heavy picking of yueguangbai,which is a shade dried white tea from Yunnan province. This is a light and easy to drink white tea with a smooth body and sweet aftertaste. The aroma is soft and inviting, as is the tea. A lovely daily drinker.

Each purchase is for one ~ 7 gram ball.

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Revisiting this one to see if it was as good as I remembered since I just ordered the 2021 Tiltshift over Black Friday Weekend (yay free shipping!). I never managed to pick up another cake or more minis of the 2020 so I’ve been trying to save it instead of gulping it all down like I’d like to because I’m curious what it’ll be like in a couple years. I still haven’t cracked into my cake. Maybe next time I’ll try to do some of the cake and one of the last dragon balls at the same time just to compare how the different sizes are aging.

Used the glass gongfu bottle, glass cha hai, rainbowy silver lined cup. Water was at or close to boiling but I’m sure it cooled quickly with the cold house and being poured into the water side of the bottle first, so it wasn’t quite that hot by the time it actually hit the tea. 7g tea ball. Water quantity…well, I think the larger “water side” of my bottle is supposed to be 200ml and I wasn’t filling it all the way but I wasn’t measuring precisely either…maybe 150-175ml? About 30sec steeps to start with, adding time after the first few. Probably could have done a little less water and a little shorter steep time but oh well.

I love it. It’s sweet, it’s fruity, it’s got that tongue-coating thing you get from a good malty black tea. Between steeps a super sweet aftertaste would pop up that was like I’d just eaten a spoonful of sugar or something. There’s something there that reminds me of one of those sort of generically fruity KoolAid type drinks, which I know sounds like it should be kinda gross, but it’s more of a pleasantly nostalgic thing. There’s other fruitiness that seems more like actual fruit but I can’t quite figure out what kind. It’s not quite melon or grape or apricot or anything else I can definitely identify but it’s delicious. It’s like drinking a smoothie with like 14 kinds of fruit in it and you can’t pick out the individual flavors very well but they all work well together. If the 2021 is anything like the 2020 my tastebuds are going to be happy. It was a tough decision whether to order an extra cake of the 2021 Tiltshift or a cake of the 2021 Moon Waffles, though (Tiltshift won in this order. The Moon Waffles is at the top of my list for my next order).

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2nd white tea I’ve tried. Pleasantly clean and mellow, slightly sweet. I’m not well versed enough to identify particular notes, which all seem to be pretty subtle, other than something honeydew melon-like. Gongfu, Brita filtered water, around 190f (crab’s eye!). Ended up prying the ball apart a couple steeps in because I was getting a little inpatient lol.

Update: did a few more steepings with this today. Got some vegetal notes like a green tea, but more floral in nature, along with some light honey notes. Quite lovely, and so I’m upping my rating. Wouldn’t hesitate to order this again in the future. I was using water almost right off the boil with gongfu steepings and it never got bitter, so much less maintenance than a green. Curious how this would hold up to grandpa style brews, since any greens I’ve tried grandpa have all gotten bitter, but I’m out of this for now.

Flavors: Floral, Honey, Melon, Vegetal

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 5 OZ / 140 ML

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Drank this one Grandpa earlier this week!

I’ve been gravitating a lot towards more dewy/creamy white teas as a late, not sure why. So delicate and soft with notes of fresh cucumber, honeysuckle, clotted cream, tender & sweet green melon, and lilacs – perfectly evocative of Springtime!!

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Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKsuqNE4huM

Chris Blanton

Hi Ros – wondering if you had the chance to try I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT HONEY by Kuura yet? Curious about your thoughts! Happy steeps!

Roswell Strange

Not yet, but I can definitely give it a whirl this weekend! :)

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